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Rue des plaisirs (2002)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 13 February 2002 (France)
A handyman in a 1940s Paris brothel tries to help the prostitute he loves with her singing career and romantic life.

Director:

Patrice Leconte

Writers:

Serge Frydman (screenplay), Patrice Leconte
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick Timsit Patrick Timsit ... Petit Louis
Laetitia Casta ... Marion
Vincent Elbaz Vincent Elbaz ... Dimitri Josco
Catherine Mouchet ... Léna
Isabelle Spade Isabelle Spade ... Camille
Bérangère Allaux Bérangère Allaux ... Violette
Patrick Floersheim Patrick Floersheim ... Le Roumain
Manuel Bonnet Manuel Bonnet ... Homme Roumain 1
Pascal Parmentier Pascal Parmentier ... Homme Roumain 2
Dolores Chaplin ... Dolorès (as Dolorès Chaplin)
Carole Esther Carole Esther ... Carol (as Carol Esther)
Florence Geanty Florence Geanty ... Florence
Isabelle Le Nouvel Isabelle Le Nouvel ... Isabelle
Sophie Le Tellier Sophie Le Tellier ... Sophie
Céline Samie Céline Samie ... Céline
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Storyline

Having stayed on as a wartime handyman in Le Palais Oriental after being born there, Petit Louis has become immune to the charms of the working girls. Then Marion arrives and he is completely smitten. Feeling he is not the sort of romantic figure she deserves, he encourages a relationship between her and shadowy Dimitri Josco while also fostering her singing talent. As the war ends and the authorities close down all bordellos a strange triangular relationship develops, complicated by Dimitri's black market past. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Taglines:

Watashi, koishiteru no [Japan]

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

France | Germany

Language:

French

Release Date:

13 February 2002 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Love Street See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$634,923 (France), 15 February 2002
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Connections

Referenced in Hachaverim Shel Naor: SMS Girl (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Extract
from the film Panique (1946)
Courtesy of Films Ariané/TFI International
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A lovely film
9 November 2005 | by whitesheikSee all my reviews

I am an unabashed fan of Mr. Leconte. In fact, I have never seen a bad film from this director. Every film of his is completely unlike the others, and yet they all have his unmistakable stamp.

Rue des Plaisirs takes its sweet time setting its story up, but it all moves very quickly, pace-wise, and the simplicity and beauty of the images is wonderful, and the little fable is ultimately very touching. Mr. Leconte rarely overstays his welcome - his films have reasonable running times and they say what they have to say and then they're done. If you don't know this director, you should seek out his films, especially Monseiur Hire, Intimate Strangers, The Widow of St. Pierre, Ridicule, and the great 1 Chance Sur Doux, with Belmondo, Delon, and Vanessa Paradis.


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